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What to do? Try online yoga!

What to do? Try online yoga!

Online Beginners Yoga with Gail. Paypal, Zoom, Facebook, Youtube. ==>

Just a little conversation here. I morphed my face to face teaching of yoga, the second week of March, 2020 to online yoga.

A lot of people who were very comfortable coming to the church for their chair yoga and their gentle beginner yoga dropped off the face of the earth.

I wonder how they are doing and coping?

I do have a remind app to stay in contact with them, but it is like crickets out there.

Yoga Teacher problems, right?

I did though have many embrace the Facebook Live videos, the interactive nature of the Zoom Yoga rooms, and plus viewing Youtube videos.

Of course there is a lot out there for folks to pick from, and I am happy that I am able to serve and continue to provide movement, stress relief and a bit of humor during our world’s health crisis.

If you haven’t embraced the ability to connect with your teacher through the online formats, I highly encourage it!

For me, I’ve been able to tap into weekly classes for my own discovery and enjoyment. I too, am the student, so I do know where you are coming from.

  • I take a weekly Form and Function Class with Egoscue Teacher out of the state of New York, through the Zoom Video platform. I am really enjoying this class. I pay $10 for this class, and it is so worth my money.
  • Then I take either a Zoom or a Facebook Live class with my fellow Veterans Yoga Project Teachers. Again, learning so much for my personal practice. These classes are free to Veterans, friends and family!
  • I also subscribed to YogaJP online chair and gentle classes. I was able to get a Black Friday Special price for these classes. I occasionally do one of their classes.
  • I also subscribed to Wise Owl Fitness, and she puts up Nia, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Burlesque and other classes for us to enjoy. This also was a yearly fee. I enjoyed taking her Yoga Nidra training over a year ago, and am up next to take her Laughter Yoga training.

Anyway, I was excited that someone from my list of reminders want to come into the yoga room last night on Zoom, but alas, 8 minutes prior to starting the class. Again, Yoga Teacher problems right?

“Ms, Gail, how do I do the online class?”

Send me a payment through Paypal, then I’ll send you the link to the Zoom Yoga room. Here’s the link.

“Ms. Gail, I don’t have Paypal or Zoom.”

Okay, well then you can send me a check, but you won’t be able to come into today’s class. Go to to get started to do the Zoom Yoga Class.

“Ms. Gail, I went ahead and downloaded Zoom.”

Again, I’ll need payment prior to you coming into class. Hey, I need to go teach class, let’s catch up later and get you into next weeks class.

Be sure to look at all the tutorials, that I have listed on how to do Online Yoga with me ==> on how to do a Zoom class with me!

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My Top 3 Tips for Teaching Yoga on Zoom!

My Top 3 Tips To Getting Your Yoga Online. Yoga with Gail
My Top 3 Tips To Getting Your Yoga Online. Yoga with Gail

I had to pivot my yoga business to an online format if I wanted to keep connected to my students.

I teach both Beginners Yoga and Chair Yoga and Yoga for Veterans on a weekly basis.

Three things I learned to quickly get me as ease in teaching online. . .

  • De-clutter & Setup your yoga space – do a class online with family & friends to test your setup of the space, your camera (phone, laptop), your microphone (phone, laptop).  Get familiar with the different options on Zoom for bringing in students, muting, and giving directions.  I started a weekly family zoom room to test out all the bells and whistles in the Zoom online world.

  • Email/Contact your student list to provide them a link to registered and come do a free yoga class online with you.  Provide a little bit of info, in downloading zoom on their device, etc.
  • Have your students come early to your Yoga Zoom room about 15 minutes early, so that you can help them into the room, talk to them, and get ready to teach!  Have fun!

You can teach to your students with just your iphone, a tripod, Zoom account (40 minutes max with the free account) or through Facebook Live!  After you get the hang of it, you may want to purchase a camera, or use a laptop camera.

Need more info!  Take YogaVista Academy’s class ==> How to share your yoga teaching on video

Plus Suzanne Dulin’s course ==>  Get Started Teaching Yoga Online Using Zoom 

I’ve taken both courses, and highly recommend both trainings, to help you get your yoga biz online!


I want to hear from you!

I want to hear from you!
Get your yoga online! I want to hear from you! Yoga with Gail

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Online Yoga with Gail – Nederland, Texas.

Thank you for supporting both the Back Pack Food Ministry at Wesley UMC and myself during this time.
It takes a bit more of a setup to do online classes vs face to face classes, due to the EXTRA layer of technology.  Here is what I have to have on hand to do online classes.

Online Zoom, Facebook Live Yoga Class setup for Gail Pickens-Barger

Online Zoom, Facebook Live Yoga Class setup for Gail Pickens-Barger.  Since I upgraded to an external camera, I now have a much easier setup.  No longer do I have to place my PC way up off of a table.  I have a Camera mounted tripod to help with this.  Much higher resolution video output too!

  • Fast and good downloading internet speed and throughput.  We were able to be the first ones in our neighborhood to get fiber optic internet with AT&T, so that HELPS tremendously!
  • A Portable computer with an adequate camera (had to purchase a high-resolution camera device, in order to have clear upload videos to youtube for chair yoga).
  • A Portable computer with an adequate microphone.
  • A youtube channel to upload unlisted private videos for this class and public videos for the chair yoga class.
  • Special apple connection cables to my smart TV, and HDMI cables so that I can see what you are doing in your yoga poses in the Zoom Classroom.
  • An updated Ipad to connect to Zoom to the TV platform, and did I say good internet?
  • Two wifi devices on the network at the same time streaming content means ya got to have gooood internet.
So again, I really do appreciate y’all participating in this online teaching effort.  I so look forward to see y’all and teaching yoga to you!
See you Monday!  Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.